Club confirms King to leave

  • Toby King is to leave Wigan at the end of the 2023 season.
  • The 27-year-old has played 27 games for the Warriors in 2023, scoring 11 tries.
  • Chief Executive Kris Radlinski said: “We tried really hard to extend Toby’s stay at Wigan.”

Wigan Warriors confirm that Toby King will leave the club at the conclusion of the 2023 Betfred Super League Season bringing an end to his one-year loan spell.

The centre joined Wigan after a loan spell at Huddersfield in 2022 and has played in all but one game in 2023, a total of 27 games scoring 11 tries – including a memorable try sealing a win against St Helens in front of 24,275 fans at the DW Stadium on Good Friday.

Chief Executive Kris Radlinski said: “We tried really hard to extend Toby’s stay at Wigan. We had a deal agreed with Warrington in principle but then the salary cap rules changed for 2024 and as such, Toby became a valuable asset to the Wolves being a homegrown talent. It is perfectly within their gift to recall Toby.  

“I vividly remember Matt and myself meeting Toby at his manager’s house before the start of the season.  Matt was incredibly honest with Toby about where he felt his game was at and how he was going to get the best out of him. Toby took everything on board and delivered on his promises. He has committed himself wholeheartedly to the Wigan club and he will always have friends here. If there is a blueprint of how a season-long loan should be fulfilled, the way that Toby and the club have executed it should be replicated. 

“Toby will leave with heritage number #1127 and he will be remembered for having an outstanding season in 2023. Who knows, he may return someday. I would like to thank Warrington for their assistance in making it happen.”

Head Coach Matt Peet said: “Toby has been a pleasure to work with and the players and staff are going to miss him and his family. 

“I’d like to wish him all the best for his future on and off the field.”

Toby King is sponsored by ABC Managed Services.

Wednesday 13 September 2023